Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Hawaii peace activist captured by Israelis, Lingle not ready to decide on civil unions, only 26 Advertiser editorial employees picked up by Star-Bulletin, Kauai considers eminent domain to get beach access, crowd seeks open city council seat, more top state news

Dozens of hotel workers turned out for a hearing to discuss the future of a redevelopment project in Waikiki.

Gov. Linda Lingle yesterday said she would likely take the full amount of time she has available to consider whether to sign, veto or allow a civil-unions bill to become law without her signature.

Honolulu peace activist Ann Wright was one of about 700 people taken into custody by Israeli defense forces after a raid on a flotilla of boats carrying aid to Gaza left nine people dead, friends of Wright's confirmed.

A Honolulu woman was among seven hundred activists taken into Israeli custody after soldiers raided a flotilla carrying relief supplies to Gaza.

Hawaii's primary election is more than three months away but The Outdoor Circle, a leading civic group, said Tuesday it's already receiving complaints about political signs that are too big and up too soon.

Ed Case says he will not run for any other political office this year.

Count a former police chief and three former state lawmakers among the 27 East Honolulu residents interested in filling the temporary vacancy in the City Council District 4 seat created by Charles Djou's election to Congress.

Only 26 editorial employees from the Honolulu Advertiser will be hired by the new Star-Advertiser. That will leave about 100 workers at the Advertiser without jobs.

When the Kaua‘i County Council disclosed recently that a portion of Waipouli would be acquired through eminent domain, or the county acquiring property needed for the path either through friendly or unfriendly acquisition actions, the reaction was instantaneous.

State agricultural officials will accompany Gov. Linda Lingle on her two-week trip to Asia to sign an agreement with the Chinese government to develop procedures for exporting Hawaii agricultural products to China.

Kaua‘i Fire Department and state Airport Crash Fire firefighters spent several hours the afternoon and evening of Memorial Day battling a pesky brush fire near Lihu‘e Airport.

A fledgling nonprofit has set a goal to establish a charter school in Keanae.

Kulani Correctional Facility (KCF) on the Big Island, which was closed last year for financial reasons, specialized in just the sort of rehabilitative services that Bronson Nunuha and others weren’t receiving at Arizona’s Saguaro Prison.

He's been a farmer for 10 years now, but Al Santoro sometimes still sounds like a naval intelligence analyst.

Unity in remembrance was a theme of Monday's Memorial Day ceremony at the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery.

It is a moment both to prevention and preparation and, significantly, to perpetually honor island veterans.

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